Caribbean - Reports
In an interview with IPI associate Scott Griffen, Wesley Gibbings, President of the Association of Caribbean Media Workers, explains how criminal defamation laws affect the profession of journalism in the Caribbean.
As Cuba implements economic reforms and prepares to introduce high-speed Internet, freedom of expression continues to be met with a policy of repression that stifles the free flow of information, according to CPJ's report.
In one case, over 100 journalists and activists were arrested on November 28, 1980. Several were tortured and many were expelled from the country.
At its biannual meeting, the IAPA presented a report detailing the impact of the January 12 earthquake on the press.
The organisation calls for the unconditional release of 27 imprisoned journalists.
The 123-page report urges Obama to replace the failed embargo with an effective multilateral policy.
IAPA's country report on Cuba, presented during its 65th General Assembly, defined the outlook for Cuban journalism and freedom of expression as bleak.
Against great odds, a vibrant culture of independent blogging and online journalism has emerged in Cuba.
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